Kim & Richard - Occidental Papagayo Resort
Papagayo, Costa Rica
In from the U.K., Kim and Richard got married on a sunny afternoon on a hill at Occidental Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica overlooking a gorgeous Pacific Coast beach.
When we arrived at Kim’s suite, she was already dressed and ready to go, so we took a few photos of her in her wedding gown and of her wedding day jewelry and then jetted of to the site for the ceremony where Richard and some of their new friends were waiting. They had planned on having a ceremony with just them. During their flight, they made friends with the flight crew and ended up inviting them to their wedding!
The location for the ceremony was gorgeous! It was atop a sort of cliff that had an amazing view of the beach and ocean below. That’s were Richard was patiently waiting. As her newly-minted bridesmaid escorted her to the altar, Richard could not help but smile and watch her as she approached. When she arrived, the ceremony promptly go underway.
Kim and Richard said their vows, their guests smiled, cried, and clapped. Then they exchanged rings and there were more tears of joy and smiles all around. Then, the kiss! The crowd erupted!! The champagne flutes filled and then all gathered for a grand toast on this perfect sunny afternoon to celebrate Kim and Richard’s matrimony.
After the newlyweds celebrated their moment of bliss, we took portraits of them on the overlook to capture the marvelous scenery in the background. We then went to the beach. It was high tide and there was no beach, so we found a great spot next to the cliff where they could stand and not get wet to get some photos with the ocean in the background.
While waiting for transportation to the restaurant, we took advantage of the lovely walkway lined with palm trees and snapped more photos of the just-married couple. Then there was the great staircase on the walk to the restaurant where we had to take more photos of them as the sun set. Kim and Richard ended their memorable wedding day by cutting their wedding cake and enjoying a romantic dinner in an Italian restaurant with fabulous views.
Thank you Kim and Richard for having us photograph this memorable day in your life! We wish you both the best and many happy years together.